Mahi Khaliya Recipe

Jun 01, 2016
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  • Fish 1 kg
  • Mustard oil 1 cup
  • Green chilies 2
  • Curry leaves 5
  • Button red chilies 4
  • Lemons 1-2
  • Tamarind pulp 1/4 cup
  • Mustard seeds few
  • Coconut 1 small piece
  • Peanuts 10-12
  • Poppy seeds 1 tbsp
  • Red chili powder 1 tbsp
  • Ginger 2 tsp
  • Garlic 2 tsp
  • Turmeric 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander seeds 2 tbsp
  • White vinegar 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  1. Clean fish skin, cut into big pieces and put vinegar without washing it.
  2. Wash with lukewarm water after 10 minutes.
  3. Now fry poppy seeds, vinegar, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peanuts and coconut on tawa until golden and grind finely.
  4. Heat oil in pot, put button red chilies, mustard seeds and curry leaves and fry until black.
  5. Then put ginger garlic paste, turmeric, red chili powder, salt and roasted & grinded masala, roast it and remove from stove.
  6. Spread lemon juice on fish and fry it.
  7. When golden brown, remove it.
  8. Then heat masala again on stove, spread fish pieces and put in roasted masala.
  9. Now put tamarind pulp, curry leaves and green chilies and stir pot.
  10. When oil comes up, keep on tawa and simmer on low flame.
  11. Remove it after 5-10 minutes and serve with plain rice.

Mahi Khaliya is delicious seafood dish. It is Hyderabadi cuisine. It is prepared with fish and fried. Then cooked with roasted & grinded spices and green chilies. Serve with rice.

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